So someone has finally come forward with actual allegations against Herman Cain. Fine. Maybe now we can all move past this time of almost Jerry Springer style theatrics. Might even be Maury Povich style. Because that is all it is, theatrics, a lot of “sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
Let’s look at Sharon Bialek’s most obvious lie in the allegation: that she has “nothing to gain.” She has a lot to gain from this circus. She can pull down Herman Cain from his presidential run, to the delight of Democrats everywhere and not a few Republicans as well. She can probably turn this into some sort of job – perhaps becoming the poster woman for sexual assault/harassment. But for some reason no one is even mentioning that she actually has something to gain.
There is her choice of attorney: Gloria AllRed (yes, that’s deliberate). She was literally showing Ms. Bialek what to say, how to say it during the press conference yesterday. She waves around supposed affidavits, but doesn’t say from whom these legal documents come. If it’s the two men she told about Cain’s alleged assault, then AllRed should know that it’s hearsay evidence and not admissible in court – see the Michael Jackson-Conrad Murray case for a recent example.
Let’s look at the alleged incident itself. Ms. Bialek worked for an organisation associated with the National Restaurant Association (the “other” NRA). She was fired and apparently appealed to Herman Cain for help – whether to get the old job back or to get a new one is unclear. She apparently agreed to meet with him in Wash. DC at the NRA’s HQ (lobbying hq or national hq is also unclear). WITH HER OWN MONEY she flew to DC to a hotel room she also had paid WITH HER OWN MONEY. She was apparently to meet with Mr. Cain for a business dinner.
Here’s where things start to fall apart. According to her account, Mr. Cain upgraded her room to a suite without her knowledge. I doubt that there’s proof one way or another as it’s unlikely that any business would keep such records after the length of time involved. So there’s no proof one way or another. He said, she said.
Then there is the incident in the car. Supposedly, outside the NRA offices, Mr. Cain groped her lower genitals and pull her head towards his crotch. But he then doesn’t go through with it when she protests. It actually sounds more like something out of a Hollywood Casting Couch story than a real one. The incident in the car plays too much to racist beliefs of blacks as sexual predators. They are no more prone to this than any other race. And we are supposed to believe that such a person as Herman Cain has been depicted over the past week by Politico and its innuendo-laced stories would stop at her protesting.
She flies back home, still jobless, and tells her boyfriend and another man about the alleged incident, but doesn’t tell a single woman she knows, or the police, because of embarrassment. All of these stories may be true, but the totality of what is supposed to be occurring just doesn’t sound true to me.
The Cain campaign has responded to this latest report of a sex scandal with a press release that states, in part:
The fact is that Ms. Bialek has had a long and troubled history, from the courts to personal finances – which may help explain why she has come forward 14 years after an alleged incident with Mr. Cain, powered by celebrity attorney and long term Democrat donor Gloria Allred. …
Ms. Bialek was also sued in 1999 over a paternity matter according to ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV). Source: WLS-TV, November 7, 2011
In personal finances, PACER (Federal Court) records show that Ms. Bialek has filed for bankruptcy in the Northern District of Illinois bankruptcy court in 1991 and 2001. The respective case numbers according to the PACER system are 1:01-bk-22664 and 1:91-bk-23273.
Ms. Bialek has worked for nine employers over the last seventeen years. Source: WLS-TV, November 7, 2011
Based upon what we actually know as of today, I have to rate her story false. I need actual physical proof that the story is true and not just another one of Gloria AllRed’s hatchet jobs on a conservative politician as she did with Meg Whtman. The Democratic Party is just once more showing its racist face.
UPDATE – 11:05 AM PST
Herman Cain is holding a press conference today at 5 pm Eastern. I will blog about it afterwards quickly as I have a 47th Assembly District Central Committee tonight.